If the answer to that question is yes, then you have a problem. The first key to ensuring a long life-cycle for your roofing system investment is proper installation. Below are a few examples of improper installations which can lead to damaging leaks.
Built-up roofs (BUR) experience 95 percent of leaks at flashing details – the area where the membrane is terminated or interrupted. Installation of an improper moisture barrier underneath a coping cap on a parapet wall may cause leaks in a hot bituminous and torch-applied modified bituminous roofs. Additional problems that allow moisture infiltration on mod bit roofs include improper installation of flashing, inadequate head laps and backwater laps. The importance of properly glued or heat-welded seams cannot be overstated for single-ply membranes roofs.
Whether a new roof or an existing roof, you can rest assure that the experts at Jottan will be “Doing it Right the First Time.” Call the team with over 35 years of experience at 800-364-4234 or visit www.jottan.com to learn more.